AMD rumors: Vega 20 on 7nm w/16GB HBM2 for gamers in Q1 2019

Polaris 30 late this year? I don't think so. Vega 20 on 7nm with 16GB HBM2 for next year? Possibly.

Published Jul 1, 2018 8:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST
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It's the best way to start the week: new rumors on AMD's latest graphics technology hitting our gaming PCs... but when will it happen? What will they be? WCCFTech is back at it again, with some serious click bait-y rumors on 'Polaris 30' and Vega 20 on 7nm for gamers.

AMD rumors: Vega 20 on 7nm w/16GB HBM2 for gamers in Q1 2019 |

The site is sourcing a post on Chiphell that states Polaris 30 will arrive later this year, yet another rebadged and refreshed Polaris after Polaris 10 and Polaris 20. Polaris 30 would arrive in Q4 2018 before the big push into Navi next year which will be a mid-range part that should include GDDR6 technology.

The more interesting part here is not Polaris 30 (which according to my sources will not be happening) as my source has said "AMD will have nothing new for close to a year", but it is Vega 20 on 7nm for gamers. AMD has already teased Vega 20 on 7nm at Computex 2018 as part of an upcoming refresh of Radeon Instinct, but what about gamers? We want a new high-end GPU as well, right?!

Vega 20 will be made on the much more efficient 7nm node that will usher in higher GPU clock speeds and lowered power consumption and heat, with a huge 4096-bit interface. AMD will reportedly be using 16GB of HBM2 on their new high-end gaming card, but I truly doubt it'll be able to compete with NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1180.

Treat these rumors as just that: rumors. My sources have said there will be NO new GPU releases from AMD for gamers for a year according to a close source of mine. I don't see Vega 20 on 7nm for gamers until at least 2H 2019.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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